Easy Rice Bowl

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This easy rice bowl comes together in a flash! This fast dinner stars black beans and veggies with zingy cilantro lime ranch sauce.

Every time we ask readers what they want, we get a similar answer. Fast and easy dinner recipes! Essentially, you don’t care how basic it is. You just want easy, healthy ideas to get food on the table. So here’s one to file under dinnertime basics: this Easy Rice Bowl! This 30 minute dinner features these easy black beans, a trick to make a bland can of beans taste amazing in 5 minutes. Pair it with rice and colorful veggies. The kicker? A zingy cilantro lime ranch that you’ll want to bathe in. These were so tasty and easy, we knew we had to share (we simply inhaled them).

The longest lead time on a rice bowl is cooking the rice. So get that started first! You can use any variety of rice you’d like. We like cooking rice on the stovetop, but a pressure cooker also makes quick work of it.

You can make this rice bowl with a variety of different protein options. But here’s a plug for using black beans! Here’s why black beans are such a plant-based powerhouse

This easy rice bowl comes together in a flash! This fast dinner stars black beans and veggies with zingy cilantro lime ranch sauce.

INGREDIENTS

For the black beans*

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained but not rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Scant 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the rice bowl

  • 1 1/2 cups dry white rice or brown rice
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, defrosted (or canned corn)
  • 1/4 red onion
  • Cilantro Lime Sauce (or for vegan, Chipotle Sauce or Cilantro Sauce)
  • Cilantro, to serve

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook the rice, according to How to Cook Rice.
  2. Cook the black beans: Mince the garlic. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant but not yet browned. Add the beans (drained but not rinsed), cumin, kosher salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Cook 2 minutes until warmed through. Taste and add additional salt if desired.
  3. Make the Cilantro Lime Sauce (or Chipotle Sauce).
  4. Slice the tomatoes in half. Slice the avocado. Defrost the corn. Thinly slice the red onion.
  5. To serve, place rice in the bowl and top with black beans and vegetables. Drizzle with the sauce and top with torn cilantro.

You can read full article and recipes here : https://www.acouplecooks.com/easy-rice-bowl/

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